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Out of Season Black Stem Elephant Ears

Black Stem Elephant Ears

Eye-Catching Ebony Stalks

Unique variety carries large, glossy green leaves atop stunning, 3- to 4-ft. black stems. Pale undersides feature black veining for a truly dramatic effect. Can be grown in containers and moved indoors through the winter in northern climates. Prefers partial to full shade. 7-9 in. bulb. Zone 10.



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  • Botanical Name: Colocasia esculenta 'Fontanesii'
  • Height: 3 - 4 ft
  • Depth: 2 - 4 inches below soil level. Keep well-watered. It is best to mulch if not grown in standing water.
  • Spread: 3 ft
  • Light Required: partial shade to full shade
  • Foliage: Large glossy green leaves atop stunning black stems.
  • Zone: 10
  • Flower Form: In late summer, the plant produces wonderful yellow aroid type flowers with a fragrance of papayas.
  • Soil Requirements: Deep, moisture-retentive soils.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Pruning: Remove dead leaves to keep plant tidy.
  • Comments: The tall, purple-black stems of the Colocasia Esculenta Black Stem are huge and luxurious, which creates a dramatic beauty in the garden. A heat lover that will thrive in the garden or in large containers on a deck, patio or entryway.

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